Samsung Galaxy A53 5G test: a convincing middle class

On paper, Samsung has not really revised its photocopy from year to year. The Galaxy A53 5G retains the back block with four modules, two of which are quite anecdotal, seen on the Galaxy A52s. Understand that its main module is based on a 64 megapixel sensor connected by wide angle optics (f / 1.8, OIS), on another with a 12 megapixel sensor and an ultra wide angle, and finally on two 5 Mpx sensors each (f / 2.4 optics) dedicated to macro and depth measurement.

Main module: 64 Mpx, f / 1.8, lign. 26 mm

The Galaxy A52 struggled to convince us during its visit to our laboratory. It must be said that between a certain slowness in triggering and disappointing nightly results, the smartphone had multiplied the weaknesses.

Without revolutionizing the middle market, its successor nevertheless performs much better. The rendering is certainly noisy, but better exposed, a little more detailed and less dull, in short more pleasant, although delta E, as we noted, indicates a slightly aggressive colorimetric treatment.



Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (16 Mpx, f / 1.8, eq. 26 mm, ISO 50, 1/50 s)


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

It is at night that Samsung’s efforts bear the most visible fruit. The desaturated shot, which is very noisy and suffers from an equally exaggerated as unattractive accentuation, makes room for an image that has been treated with more gentleness. The contours are more natural, the sharpness higher and the noise much lower. The colors are less intense than in daylight and the smoothing much more present, but the image has the advantage of being usable. The peripheral areas also retain some color, which is not so common.



Samsung Galaxy A52 5G (16 Mpx, f / 1.8, eq. 26 mm, ISO 2500, 1/25 s)


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Compared to another smartphone in its price range, the Galaxy A53 is again quite convincing. During the day, Samsung’s color-oriented choices bear fruit, despite the digital noise visible on the black shades, whose pallor is also visible. At night, the observation is clear: the smoothness and softness of the treatment is more satisfying than the accentuation of the contrasts.



Oppo Reno 6


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G



Oppo Reno 6


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

64 megapixel mode

The 64 megapixel mode – easily accessible by selecting the 4: 3 64 Mpx format on the side of the screen – is quite interesting. It does not lower the recording specifically and offers a more detailed reproduction with a rather soft treatment, especially interesting in the middle of the image. At night, on the other hand, the smoothing is significant and the benefit of such a definition is limited.



Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (nat)


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G (day)

Ultra-wide-angle module: 12 megapixels, f / 2.2

Here too, the Galaxy A53 5G is capable of getting better if we compare its performance with a Galaxy A52 that is not really impressive. The software processing, by the day, is pronounced: If the colorimetry lacks accuracy, and if the digital noise is present, it allows the image to get in sharpness and brighten up the nothingness of the elder. Too bad for the poor handling of reflections on the playing card.



Samsung Galaxy A52 5G


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

At night, the smartphone delivers an even noisier image, but a little more detailed than its predecessor. Items that were almost unreadable with the Galaxy A52 are becoming almost readable. The picture is not really convincing, but it is more than on last year’s model.



Samsung Galaxy A52 5G


Samsung Galaxy A53 5G

Front module, portrait and video mode

It is also a 32-megapixel front sensor, like the one on the Galaxy A52 and A52s, which is found on the Galaxy A53 5G. The footage is detailed, but suffers from a noticeable smoothing. Samsung offers a portrait mode on the front and back, which has the advantage of being customizable using a meter; it is better to use it because the background blur is by default a little too aggressive to achieve a natural reproduction – the cutting of the hair suffers from it. By the way, note that the smartphone allows you to shoot in 4K at 30 fps on the front and back.

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